University Libraries

Program Contact

Merinda McLure

Interim Communications Manager


All University Libraries facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 situation. We’re providing remote and virtual services to support our community: latest updates and information.

The CU Boulder University Libraries are a knowledge catalyst. We spark inquiry, discovery, collaboration, creation and the dissemination of knowledge. We welcome everyone, wherever they are on their educational journey. Learn more about our Mission, Values and Strategic Plan.

Community members are welcome to visit any of our five locations on Main Campus: the Howard B. Waltz Music Library; the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library; the Leonard H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics & Physics Library; Norlin Library; and the William M. White Business Library. Our University Libraries Public Outreach and Community Engagement Guide presents digital resources and services available to community members.

The University Libraries also provide cultural enrichment through programming and exhibits that are free and open to the public. Visit Libraries Events for current listings.

The Friends of the Libraries is an organization of individuals dedicated to assisting the University Libraries and nurturing community interests in areas such as children’s literature, Western Americana, mountaineering, art, music and more, through exhibits, lectures and special collections. We invite you to learn more about the Friends of the Libraries and to consider becoming a member.

  • Program Activity


    On Campus

    Norlin Library



  • Program Activity


    In Colorado



Sponsoring Units

  • Division of Academic Affairs Administration

Program Partners

  • Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Alumni/Parents/Friends
  • General Public
  • Senior Citizens
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Teachers - High School